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Aug 11, 2013 1:15pm EDT
revelations about the nsa, irs come in your view should we be paranoid? >> guest: i never want to encourage people to be paranoid because that's a clinical term. it is certainly good to be skeptical and suspicious a lot of the time. i am all for good, solid investigative journalism is grounded in facts and evidence. >> host: jesse walker, who was one of your favorite conspiracies or leaders from our history? >> guest: well, some of the interesting things in the book are people you wouldn't expect. for example, john quincy adams was very much afraid of freemasons and their influence in the united states. there is a quote from him in there that in the election of 18 dirty too, saying the important thing isn't whether andrew jackson or henry clay wins the election. it's what we can do to stop the encroaching power. so you are surprised to hear them discussing any terms. the most familiar figure -- i wouldn't call him a favorite because he was a terrible person, but there is a guy named shawn tied, who in the 70s was on the circuit in churches saying he was a former are and telling these very e
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 1:30pm EDT
advice around, political science, computer science. don't think for a minute that the nsa is surveying just terrorists, because you have homeland security saying the tea party is the terrorists. as soon as they have the information, why do you think the left doesn't care? the left knows the nsa isn't watching silicon valley. the left is watching conservatives. every bet as much as the irs targeted conserve -- conservatives. darrell issa is doing a remarkable job in congress. we need to support him, ted cruz, acknowledge that the me-too republicans, the john mccains, lindsey grahams and the mark -- marco rubio, if that's the republican party conservatives do not need the republican party. [applause] >> hi, joel. >> i am joel gilbert from highway 61 in entertain independent los angeles. i have two questions. given the history of failure of socialism and communism, what this try psychological motivation of today's socialists to still recommend this economic system, and secondly, would you be willing to be interviewed for my new movie? >> i've seen your movies before. be delighte
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 10:15am EDT
administration if you look upon it favorably. >> do you have anything to add about our wonderful nsa state? >> i would second anthony's judgment that i believe what's then revealed recently truly is unprecedented. the power of the government with the current technology to know where we are into a very high degree what we were doing every single minute of the day it would have been ridiculous for any novelist to embrace. >> it's not simply a reality but it is one that grows steadily worse. there is now a huge industry valued at something in the neighborhood of 80 to $100 billion annually. we don't really know. the people in the industry which involves hundreds of thousands of perhaps even millions of employees and i.t. companies are working full-time to intensify all of the techniques developed to know even more about everyone of us and everyone else on the are at that they can know about. and with the modern technology most people are in line to be watched with a degree of scrutiny that no one dreamed of until quite recently. so what you might say. many americans are saying so what. i don'
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 8:15am EDT
news reporter. and other issue we can talk about the nsa and the rest of it, if you want. but i do think that he is focused on the longer term and his greatest hope for had hymn. he's remembered as something more than the first african-american president. and so there will be a series of stutter steps. it will frustrate people across the spectrum at various points, but i think we'll look back on this period as an exciting and important one in our national life. so with that, thank you so much for listening. [applause] >> are we about on time? was i close? >> i think we actually have time. i don't need this; is that right? >> he was give megathe hook and i didn't get it. >> i'll assume you can hear me. we thank jonathan alter columnist for bloomberg. and the new book you'll buy and those in tv land. "the center holds: obama and his enemies." it's time for the audience questions. we have a number of questions. let me start with one of these. we were talking before the presentation tonight about a question a lot of people ask about the president, which is his general asset. in the boo
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 1:20am EDT
think of them? >> those that go to work, you say where they get the people that joined in the nsa? where do they round these people up? the same type of people from the bottom of society lowlife middle aged people speaking to would drop whenever they we're doing previously to put on a tacky uniform to go to the neighbors 30 laundry and serve a useful purpose in the process. this little bit of power that they have got holding it over others makes your life miserable and withal bureaucracy once created, it grows. bureaucracies like that, this is true of all of washington you have to kinds of people in the world. those that believe in those the believe enforce that are drawn to the government with the power of the state comes out of the barrel of a gun. it at some point with the people that work for the government for whatever reason they do not want to be there any more. we are also reaching that tipping point in the united states. >> host: who are your political heroes? >> i don't believe in politics as a way to relate to other human beings is institutionalize a illegalized coercio
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 9:00pm EDT
stories. irs, benghazi, nsa, wiretapping, nah, what is it, too difficult? when they do the wiener kind of stuff, you know, i don't know what to suggest. where republicans are concerned? it is such a double standard. i don't have the numbers, but we covered it, and there's reports on this. when there is a scandal involving a democrat, it is stunning to see the degree to which they go to say it's not a democrat. now, the abc's of journalism, it's there a story on elected officials, and you, know, the next thing as important as this first name and last name is the party affiliation. story after story after story, and we have seen if with one scandal after another after another whether the mayor is going to jail or whether you're the governor of illinois, you know, it just goes on and on and on. they just obliterate the label, but if you're a republican, it leads with republican. you see that coverage. it is stunning the double standard. this is something republicans have to live with, but republicans are treated this way because they allowed the media to treat them this way. this is why t
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 1:15am EDT
of the '70s after watergate and the revelation came out about the cia, fbi, irs, nsa a couple of initials have come up. there are real conspiracy. but when i'm also trying to do in the book is to look at conspiracy theories that say absolutely nothing true about the object of the series but all sort of thing that are true about the anxiety and the experience of the people who accept and believe and pass on the theory. the story doesn't catch on unless people feel a reason to believe it. >> what is a contemporary example. >> i think all sort of theories involve, you know, flooding again american liberty and sovereignty are going naturally appeal to people who feel like they're losing control over their live. all sort of new world order theory, for example, are metaphoric way of speaking about the losses controlled to people even the loss control is not being directed by 13 people in a secret room somewhere. this tbrun couple of decades ago. the idea that why doctors were injecting black -- there's no truth to that. ther responsible to say it was true. but it was able to catch on m
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 7:30am EDT
minute that the nsa is serving just terrorists, because you've got homeland security saying the tea party is the terrorist. as soon as they've got the information, why do you think the left doesn't care? the left knows the nsa isn't watching silicon valley. the left is watching conservatives. every bit as much as the irs targeted conservatives, and we've got to have petitions to stand up and tell the truth on this. darrell issa is doing a remarkable job on this in congress. we need to support them. we need to support politicians like ted cruz. we need to acknowledge the need to republicans, john mccain, lindsey graham, an unfortunate the marco rubio's, if that's the republican party, conservatives do not need the republican party. [applause] >> i'm from highway 61 and again in los angeles. i've got to question. the first is given the history of failure of socialism and communism, what is the true psychological motivation of today's socialists is don't recommend the economic system? and secondly, would you be willing to be interviewed for my new movie? >> i would be delighted to be i
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 2:30pm EDT
favorably. >> bob? do you have anything to add about our wonderful nsa state and how -- >> well, i want to -- anthonyys judgment that i believe what has been revealed recently truly is unprecedented. the power of the government, with current technology, to know where we are, and to a very high degree what we're doing every single minute of the day and night, is the stuff of which novels might have been made but it would have been too ridiculous for any novelist to embrace. it would have required to great 0 suspension of belief by the readers, and a reality that grows steadily worse. there is now a huge industry valued at something in the neighborhood of 80 to $100 billion annually. we don't really know because it's black budgets. and the people in this industry, which involves hundreds of thousands, and perhaps even millionsed of employees of i.t. companies, are working fulltime to strengthen, to widen, to intensify, all the techniques already developed, to know even more about every one of us and, endearing everyone else on the earth that they can know about. and with modern technology
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 8:00pm EDT
it calls for the abolition of the nsa. not reform or scaling back. the last year of the 20th anniversary with our alexis day tocqueville ward, a d.c. parallel for hope between the protest that led @ the protest that led to the eventual fall of the berlin wall? or what we can drawn today? >> we can certainly hope to move in that direction. one of the advantages the east germans had by the 1980's was ideological support that totally evaporated over the course of time. of course, there were many people who went along to get along but they could build day movement for the opposition but not by offical excuses and the greatest difficulty is a great many americans are using it. many more protests i hope there will be in the held at 800 cities in every city in america. people can now and said no. we will not tolerate this house we will oppose you with every ounce of this totalitarian measure. with david do is say yes. you are right. with david hold a hearing in they would introduce bills out of recognition along the way. then they would come forward with their reform that is the nat
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 5:15pm EDT
economic nsa. to me, the biggest thing to keep in mind that we talk about liquefied natural gas exports is that they made for the broader system of global trade, energy and jan mat. the united states prevailed over china and the world trade organization in getting it -- in pursuing its restrictions on raw material exports. we continue to pursue efforts to reduce chinese restrictions on rare earth exports. there are legal technicalities that might allow us to say we will restrictions even though you can't, but at a minimum political level that's a tough argument to kerry. if we said we were strict experts to help our economy manufacturing reduce environmental impacts, we basically take the chinese threesome of a copy paste inserting different materials into the equation. i think that would put us in a very bad position. it's worth remembering despite all the euphoria, we still remain dependent on global market for our economic security. >> you mentioned with some optimism that need for additional infrastructure to make widespread use of natural gas vehicles commercial. do you thi
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 10:00pm EDT
nsa and the news over the last month or so now of systematic tapping our collection of information. and again it's striking to me that there was a moment where there was phone tapping. the information was passing by and the nsa or fbi was tapping phones. now it's a different model. information, we don't know the details details but is sensibly taking from google's data center and from facebook's data center or microsoft data center. could this be -- doesn't seem -- could this be an alarming moment in the way that ways control freedom and openness of our broadband networks? >> guest: for me this is a continuation of a long history of surveillance by the united states government. it's different in degree but not actually in -- in the 20th century every single telegraph sent from united states to another country was systematically copied by our government and retained. there was widespread domestic surveillance of networks. now today we try to constrain using domestic intelligence surveillance but we have also built networks that carry our innermost thoughts and dreams in ways that te
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 9:00pm EDT
want to touch on the nsa and the news over the last month or so now of systematic tapping or collection of information to begin again, it is striking to me there was a moment when, you know, it was a phone tapping. the information was passing by and the nsa or the fbi or whatever jurisdiction was wiretapping phones and now what is a different model. the flow of information, we don't know the details but it is ostensibly taking it from the datacenter or from the microsoft data center. where does this -- could this be the tipping point on this moment in the way that we treat -- they control the freedom and openness of the network? >> guest: for me this story is just a continuation of a long story of surveillance by the government. it's different in degrees, but not actually in kind. in the 20th century, every single telegraph sent from the united states to another country was systematically copied by the government and maintained. there was widespread domestic surveillance of networks. now today we try to constrain using oh-la-la on our domestic intelligence surveillance, but w
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >> host: to pick up on your firewall, i do want to touch on the nsa and the news over the last month or so now and systematic tapping her collection of information. again, it is striking to me there was a moment where was its own tapping. the information was passing by and the fbi, whether court jurisdiction or not was tapping phones. now it's a different model. we don't know the details, but it's just taking it from google's data center, from facebook status and are. where does this -- could this be -- could this be a tipping point of an alarming moment in the way we treat and control freedom and openness of our networks? >> guest: for me, the story is a continuation of a long history of surveillance by the united states government. it is different in degree, but not in kind. in the 20th century, every single telegraphs and from the united states to another country was systematically copied by our government and retained. there was widespread domestic surveillance of networks. now today we try to constrained using law, domestic intelligence surveillance. but we've also built network
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 12:00am EDT
political science and computer science so don't think for a minute the nsa is surveying just terrorist because you have some security saying tea party is the terrorist as soon as they got the reformation the left knows the nsa is not watching silicon valley there watching conservatives every bit as much as the irs targets conservatives they have to stand up and tell the truth darrell ice is doing a remarkable job on this in congress we need to support him and senator cruz was also john mccain mccain, lindsay greer amr corporation rubio is if that is the republican party than conservative student aid the republican party. [applause] >> ion from highway 61 and detained in los angeles. given the failure of socialism and communism what is the true psychological motivation of today's socialist to recommend this economically? would you be willing to we interviewed for my new movie? >> i would be delighted. thank you. but with socialism is seductive i recommend everyone younker then you read the communist manifesto with the most period documents ever written promises the workers' paradise but
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